Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 590 686 630
Rank change year-on-year +96 -56 +43
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 746 559 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 1.92% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 568 435 704
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +13.95% -4.44% -

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26,872 29,048 34,865
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.20% 16.62% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21,677 23,596 28,913
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 711 £55,000 +6.80% 62
UK excluding London +71 469 £49,000 +13.95% 49
London +49 269 £60,000 - 14
South East +13 205 £55,000 +18.28% 21
North of England +38 89 £45,000 - 13
East of England +28 69 £67,500 +58.82% 5
North West +10 53 £51,500 +10.16% 4
Midlands +20 46 £40,000 -8.57% 5
West Midlands +17 43 £40,000 -11.11% 4
South West +40 40 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Yorkshire +31 33 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Scotland -32 23 £51,250 +40.41% 1
Wales -4 4 £40,000 -3.03%
East Midlands +3 3 £67,500 +58.82% 1
North East -16 3 £42,500 +21.43% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 510 (68.36%) Firewall
2 508 (68.10%) Cisco
3 504 (67.56%) VPN
4 358 (47.99%) WAN
5 353 (47.32%) Cisco Certification
6 320 (42.90%) BGP
7 316 (42.36%) OSPF
8 315 (42.23%) SSL
9 304 (40.75%) MPLS
10 276 (37.00%) CCNP
11 264 (35.39%) Data Centre
12 240 (32.17%) DNS
13 231 (30.97%) Cisco ASA
14 229 (30.70%) TCP/IP
15 219 (29.36%) LAN
16 209 (28.02%) Linux
17 206 (27.61%) Wireless
18 199 (26.68%) Network Security
19 187 (25.07%) Microsoft
20 185 (24.80%) Windows
21 181 (24.26%) VMware
22 178 (23.86%) Juniper
23 177 (23.73%) VoIP
23 177 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
24 154 (20.64%) Palo Alto
24 154 (20.64%) CheckPoint
24 154 (20.64%) EIGRP
25 153 (20.51%) Finance
25 153 (20.51%) HTTP
26 148 (19.84%) DHCP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.17%) CMS
3 36 (4.83%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (2.95%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.80%) nginx
6 6 (0.80%) Zimbra
7 4 (0.54%) Apache
8 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.13%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.35%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.27%) Magento
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 103 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (12.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (8.18%) Office 365
4 51 (6.84%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (3.35%) Akamai
6 24 (3.22%) SaaS
7 23 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.67%) Route 53
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.40%) G Suite
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.27%) IaaS
12 2 (0.27%) PaaS
12 2 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 510 (68.36%) Firewall
2 504 (67.56%) VPN
3 358 (47.99%) WAN
4 320 (42.90%) BGP
5 316 (42.36%) OSPF
6 315 (42.23%) SSL
7 304 (40.75%) MPLS
8 240 (32.17%) DNS
9 231 (30.97%) Cisco ASA
10 229 (30.70%) TCP/IP
11 219 (29.36%) LAN
12 206 (27.61%) Wireless
13 199 (26.68%) Network Security
14 177 (23.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 177 (23.73%) VoIP
15 154 (20.64%) EIGRP
16 153 (20.51%) HTTP
17 148 (19.84%) DHCP
18 141 (18.90%) Cisco IOS
19 115 (15.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.01%) MySQL
3 13 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (1.07%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.40%) Redis
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.13%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 20 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 11 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (1.47%) Hudson
3 11 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.67%) ClearCase
4 5 (0.67%) LabVIEW
5 3 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.40%) Subversion
6 2 (0.27%) JIRA
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 153 (20.51%) Finance
2 57 (7.64%) Banking
3 55 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.34%) Billing
5 9 (1.21%) Games
5 9 (1.21%) Marketing
6 8 (1.07%) Retail
7 7 (0.94%) Electronics
7 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.80%) Legal
9 5 (0.67%) French Language
9 5 (0.67%) German Language
9 5 (0.67%) Military
10 4 (0.54%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.54%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.54%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 299 (40.08%) Network Engineer
2 125 (16.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 83 (11.13%) Security Engineer
4 81 (10.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 78 (10.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 62 (8.31%) Analyst
7 54 (7.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 50 (6.70%) Architect
9 43 (5.76%) Support Engineer
10 38 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
11 37 (4.96%) Network Analyst
12 35 (4.69%) Senior Security Engineer
13 34 (4.56%) Consultant
13 34 (4.56%) Team Leader
14 31 (4.16%) Network Specialist
15 30 (4.02%) Administrator
16 29 (3.89%) Firewall Engineer
17 28 (3.75%) Network Team Leader
18 27 (3.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 25 (3.35%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.85%) 802.1X
2 55 (7.37%) XMPP
3 42 (5.63%) HTML
3 42 (5.63%) Web Services
4 33 (4.42%) XML
5 31 (4.16%) LDAP
6 12 (1.61%) JSON
7 11 (1.47%) .NET
7 11 (1.47%) Middleware
8 10 (1.34%) SAML
9 8 (1.07%) REST
10 7 (0.94%) OAuth
10 7 (0.94%) OpenID
10 7 (0.94%) SOAP
11 5 (0.67%) STL
12 3 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.40%) LAMP
13 2 (0.27%) JTAPI
13 2 (0.27%) Node.js
13 2 (0.27%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 264 (35.39%) Data Centre
2 90 (12.06%) Clustering
3 76 (10.19%) Public Cloud
4 69 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (6.17%) PKI
6 39 (5.23%) Private Cloud
7 34 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (3.62%) Management Information System
9 24 (3.22%) Computer Science
10 23 (3.08%) Hedge funds
11 22 (2.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 14 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (1.61%) Driving Licence
13 12 (1.61%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
14 10 (1.34%) NHS
15 9 (1.21%) Blog
16 8 (1.07%) Life Science
17 7 (0.94%) CCTV
17 7 (0.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 209 (28.02%) Linux
2 185 (24.80%) Windows
3 60 (8.04%) Windows Server
4 46 (6.17%) Unix
5 37 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (2.95%) CentOS
8 21 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.28%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.28%) Windows 7
10 16 (2.14%) Debian
11 11 (1.47%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.07%) Solaris
13 6 (0.80%) Android
13 6 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.80%) Kali Linux
13 6 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (19.44%) ITIL
2 139 (18.63%) Load Balancing
3 110 (14.75%) Network Design
4 71 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 67 (8.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 63 (8.45%) DevOps
7 58 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
8 57 (7.64%) Kalman Filter
9 55 (7.37%) SIEM
10 53 (7.10%) Project Management
11 51 (6.84%) Change Management
11 51 (6.84%) Configuration Management
12 50 (6.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 49 (6.57%) Presales
14 48 (6.43%) Business Continuity
15 47 (6.30%) High Availability
15 47 (6.30%) Line Management
16 46 (6.17%) Migration
17 44 (5.90%) Network Monitoring
18 42 (5.63%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (15.55%) Python
2 78 (10.46%) Perl
3 76 (10.19%) Bash Shell
4 42 (5.63%) PowerShell
5 38 (5.09%) C
6 35 (4.69%) SQL
7 20 (2.68%) Java
8 13 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.47%) C++
9 11 (1.47%) PHP
10 10 (1.34%) Tcl
11 9 (1.21%) Ruby
12 5 (0.67%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.27%) AWK
14 2 (0.27%) VBScript
15 1 (0.13%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.13%) C-shell
15 1 (0.13%) Korn
15 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 353 (47.32%) Cisco Certification
2 276 (37.00%) CCNP
3 144 (19.30%) CCIE
4 115 (15.42%) CCNA
5 87 (11.66%) Degree
6 52 (6.97%) CISSP
7 46 (6.17%) CCVP
8 43 (5.76%) Security Cleared
9 35 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (4.56%) SC Cleared
11 23 (3.08%) CISM
12 21 (2.82%) CCDP
12 21 (2.82%) MCSE
13 18 (2.41%) CCNP Voice
13 18 (2.41%) CEH
13 18 (2.41%) GIAC
14 15 (2.01%) CCDE
14 15 (2.01%) PMI Certification
14 15 (2.01%) PMP
15 12 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (6.84%) PCI DSS
3 24 (3.22%) COBIT
3 24 (3.22%) SLA
4 20 (2.68%) GDPR
4 20 (2.68%) HIPAA
5 14 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (1.74%) QA
7 8 (1.07%) GPG13
7 8 (1.07%) PMO
8 2 (0.27%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 139 (18.63%) Active Directory
2 109 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (3.08%) Docker
6 22 (2.95%) VMware NSX
7 13 (1.74%) iptables
7 13 (1.74%) pfSense
8 10 (1.34%) FreeRADIUS
9 9 (1.21%) KVM
10 7 (0.94%) Firmware
10 7 (0.94%) NFS
10 7 (0.94%) Snort
10 7 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.80%) oVirt
11 6 (0.80%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.80%) Samba
11 6 (0.80%) vCloud
11 6 (0.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (10.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 66 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (6.97%) Cisco UCCX
4 50 (6.70%) Puppet
5 46 (6.17%) Cisco UCCE
6 43 (5.76%) FortiGate
7 38 (5.09%) Terraform
8 37 (4.96%) Ansible
9 30 (4.02%) Cisco Prime
10 29 (3.89%) Nessus
11 23 (3.08%) Nagios
12 21 (2.82%) Cacti
12 21 (2.82%) Kubernetes
13 16 (2.14%) vCenter Server
14 13 (1.74%) vRealize
15 11 (1.47%) Mesos
15 11 (1.47%) rkt
15 11 (1.47%) SCCM
16 10 (1.34%) SCOM
16 10 (1.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 508 (68.10%) Cisco
2 187 (25.07%) Microsoft
3 181 (24.26%) VMware
4 178 (23.86%) Juniper
5 154 (20.64%) CheckPoint
5 154 (20.64%) Palo Alto
6 137 (18.36%) F5
7 88 (11.80%) Fortinet
8 77 (10.32%) Citrix
9 75 (10.05%) SolarWinds
10 73 (9.79%) Riverbed
11 48 (6.43%) HP
12 40 (5.36%) Aruba
13 35 (4.69%) Arista
14 34 (4.56%) Blue Coat
15 28 (3.75%) Sourcefire
16 27 (3.62%) NetApp
17 26 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
18 23 (3.08%) Avaya
18 23 (3.08%) IronPort